I would like to thank David Webster DVM of Hope Crossing Animal Hospital for informing that the Chatham County animal shelter no longer euthanizes animals by lethal gas. In fact this practice has not been used for years. When I adopted my cats in 2004 it was accepted knowledge that the chamber was still in use. I am so relieved to hear that the shelter stopped using this method several years ago. I was told by the shelter that feral, uncontrollable animals had to be gassed but this was gradually phased out when other methods became available. The shelter uses trained technicians certified in the practice of euthanasia (injection) when this unfortunate option becomes necessary.